Building collapse: Rescue operation ends
"The search operation has been completed and the debris cleared. No more bodies were found in the rubble," National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Deputy Commandant Rajkamal Malik told PTI.
The operation ended around 5 p.m., after a continuous search for survivors that lasted about 65 hours.
Nobody was brought out alive from the rubble, but workers pulled out nine bodies, including that of a toddler.
The last body was retrieved from the rubble yesterday morning, while the other eight were pulled out by Wednesday night.
"The search has been completed and the police have certified it. No more bodies were found," Deputy Superintendent of Police Awneesh Kumar said.
The NDRF, which took over the rescue work shortly after the two buildings collapsed, deployed heavy machines to clear the tonnes of rubble.
Sniffer dogs were brought in to detect signs of life under the debris.
Five NDRF teams, adding up to over 200 personnel, were pressed into service late on Tuesday night, Malik said.
Five people have been arrested among the 25 named in the FIR.
"Raids are being conducted to nab the other accused who are absconding," said Bisrakh station house officer Akhilesh Tripathi.
Charges include culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
A magisterial inquiry was ordered on Wednesday.
Officer on Special Duty in Greater Noida Development Authority, Vibha Chahal, has been removed from her post.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also ordered the suspension of two other officials, project manager V P Singh and assistant project manager Akhtar Abbas Zaidi, for dereliction of duty.
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